Ginkgo

Ginkgo

Nov
07

Ania Guillaume Ginkgo, 2018 Gold plated silver necklace 28 (H) x 15 (W) x 4 (D) cm Unique Ref. N12     Gingko is Guillaume’s series of miniature, wearable sculptures, visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. The gingko leaf was purposely chosen by the artist not only for its singular beauty, but mainly for the its meaningful symbolism of longevity and wellbeing that is associated with the history of Acampora.  It was first designed in 2011 with gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto titanium and gold plated silver, which proves to be much lighter, wearable, and more dynamic pieces of jewellery. With the artist’s interest in nature’s intricate spirituality, every unique piece Guillaume casts from wax takes form of hand sculpted gingko leaves then made into gold plated brass, as the elements of nature embraces the body in a sculptural fashion. Made in different vessels to wrap around the body, every unique necklace, cuff, and earring, brings a different level of elegance, vivaciousness, and beauty to the wearer. 

Coccyx Double

Nov
07

Wim Delvoye Coccyx Double, 2011 Palladium, calf skin leather box 3 x 2 x 1 cm Unique

Butterfly wings

Nov
06

Ania Guillaume Butterfly wings, 2018 Titanium necklace 29.5 (H) x 17 (W) x 4 (D) cm Unique Ref. N16     Butterfly Wings is an exemplary series of Guillaume’s examination of elements of the natural environment, translated into wearable art. In sculpture as much as in wearable art, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe. Flowers or animals are designed within the shape of the jewel and, once worn, they create an intricate dialogue between the wearer and nature. Known for their fragility, the delicate attributes of butterfly wings are juxtaposed in its materiality. Casted from delicate carvings into thin wax, the titanium wearable pieces of earrings and necklaces still play with our perception to materiality, as the incredibly lightweight jewellery pieces gleam in their chromatic spectrums. Feminine and beautiful, these reflections of elements of nature become an elegant statement piece to our everyday fashion.

Ginkgo

Nov
06

Ania Guillaume Ginkgo, 2018 Gold plated silver necklace 25.5 (H) x 12.5 (W) x 4 (D) cm Unique Ref. N11 Nature is Guillaume’s main inspiration: the subtle colours, the ingenious shapes, the amazing technical solutions.  Guillaume translates this inspiration, at the micro and macro levels, in her paintings and sculptures. Gingko is Guillaume’s one of a kind miniature wearable sculptures visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. The gingko leaf was purposely chosen by the artist not only for its singular beauty, but mainly for the its meaningful symbolism of longevity and wellbeing.When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, six Gingko trees were among the few living things to survive within a short radius of the blast site—and they’re still standing today. Thus, the Japanese regard the gingko as “the bearer of hope.” It is also known as “the survivor” and “the living fossil.” Guillaume first approached wearable art in 2011 using  gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto gold plated silver and titanium, which proves to be much lighter, durable and with titanium more colourful. Each of Guillaume’s wearable sculptures are hand sculpted, sometimes leaving the artist’s finger prints on the surface of the work.

Ginkgo

Nov
06

Ania Guillaume Ginkgo, 2018 Gold plated silver necklace 25.5 (H) x 14 (W) x 4 (D) cm Unique Ref. N10 Nature is Guillaume’s main inspiration: the subtle colours, the ingenious shapes, the amazing technical solutions.  Guillaume translates this inspiration, at the micro and macro levels, in her paintings and sculptures. Gingko is Guillaume’s one of a kind miniature wearable sculptures visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. The gingko leaf was purposely chosen by the artist not only for its singular beauty, but mainly for the its meaningful symbolism of longevity and wellbeing.When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, six Gingko trees were among the few living things to survive within a short radius of the blast site—and they’re still standing today. Thus, the Japanese regard the gingko as “the bearer of hope.” It is also known as “the survivor” and “the living fossil.” Guillaume first approached wearable art in 2011 using  gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto gold plated silver and titanium, which proves to be much lighter, durable and with titanium more colourful. Each of Guillaume’s wearable sculptures are hand sculpted, sometimes leaving the artist’s finger prints on the surface of the work.

Ginkgo

Nov
06

Ania Guillaume Ginkgo, 2018 Gold plated silver necklace 27 (H) x 14 x 4 cm Unique Ref. N9 Nature is Guillaume’s main inspiration: the subtle colours, the ingenious shapes, the amazing technical solutions.  Guillaume translates this inspiration, at the micro and macro levels, in her paintings and sculptures. Gingko is Guillaume’s one of a kind miniature wearable sculptures visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. The gingko leaf was purposely chosen by the artist not only for its singular beauty, but mainly for the its meaningful symbolism of longevity and wellbeing.When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, six Gingko trees were among the few living things to survive within a short radius of the blast site—and they’re still standing today. Thus, the Japanese regard the gingko as “the bearer of hope.” It is also known as “the survivor” and “the living fossil.” Guillaume first approached wearable art in 2011 using  gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto gold plated silver and titanium, which proves to be much lighter, durable and with titanium more colourful. Each of Guillaume’s wearable sculptures are hand sculpted, sometimes leaving the artist’s finger prints on the surface of the work.

Articulation

Sep
27

  Ute Decker Articulation, 2019 100% recycled sterling silver neck sculpture, satin texture Limited Edition Signed – UK Hallmark with artist initials UD The fact that there is no single way of wearing such a necklace piece, speaks volumes to the precision of Decker’s craft. Much in contrast to her later works, Articulation has become an incredibly geometric piece, that instead is sculpted for the wearer, it is a completely flexible and adaptable neckpiece. It is thereby completely dependent upon the personality, mood and active participation of the wearer, which makes it such an exciting piece to wear every time, never knowing what could be expected the next time it is worn.

Segmenti

Sep
04

Giorgio Vigna Segmenti, 2019 32 cage segments in oxidised silver and 3 cage segments in 18kt yellow gold necklace 101 cm long Unique and signed

Bespoke Anahata Necklace

Sep
04

Noor Fares Bespoke Anahata Necklace, 2019 18kt grey gold hexagonal muzo emerald pendant with coloured pave sapphires, white diamonds and an inlay of stones Unique Derived from the Sanskrit word for “Life Force”, Prana explores the ancient seven Chakra system, namely Muladhara (Root), Svadhishthana (Sacral), Manipura (Solar Plexus), Anahata (Heart), Vishuddha (Throat), Ajna (Third Eye), and Sahasrara (Crown) to provide balance allowing vital energy to flow.

Bespoke Sahasrara Pendant

Sep
04

Noor Fares Bespoke Sahasrara Pendant, 2019 18kt grey gold carved amethyst pendant with dark purple amethysts, coloured pave sapphires, mother of pearl and enamel 36cm long circa Unique Winner of the 2019 Couture Design Award for in the “Coloured Gemstones” category. Click here for more information. Derived from the Sanskrit word for “Life Force”, Prana explores the ancient seven Chakra system, namely Muladhara (Root), Svadhishthana (Sacral), Manipura (Solar Plexus), Anahata (Heart), Vishuddha (Throat), Ajna (Third Eye), and Sahasrara (Crown) to provide balance allowing vital energy to flow.